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Operation Solomon marks 20th anniversary

(Video) Ynet offers glance at unique covert operation which shuttled thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel

VIDEO – Operation Solomon was a 1991 covert Israeli military operation meant to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

 

The operation was prompted by concerns that rebel forces in Ethiopia were about to topple the then-highly vulnerable regime, threatening the country with dangerous political destabilization.

 

Video: Jonathan Zur, Amir Levy

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Operation Solomon, which marks its 20th anniversary this month, saw Israeli forces open and maintain a 36-hour long air corridor, which saw 34 Israeli aircraft – IAF C-130s and El Al cargo planes – perform a non-stop shuttle, carrying 14,325 Ethiopian Jews safely to Israel.

 

 


פרסום ראשון: 05.09.11, 20:07
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